The State of TimTech

Heart On My Sleeve Time:

The traffic exchanges were starting to get on my last good nerve. It seemed every time I opened my trap or TimTech did anything, we got back stabbed or thrown under the bus. And I know why, we cause a lot of this ourselves but at the end of the day we know where our heart is. It’s in online business. It’s in helping people. It’s in paying record commissions. It’s in every thing we do.

These past few weeks, we’ve really got a kick in the rear. There’s been a breath of fresh air in TimTech and it does come from Sitizens as Tim sums it up pretty good in his latest blog post. We are doing things for our happiness and our customers. The people that dislike us or what we do, meh….You kinda had your chance to curb stomp us while we ‘took it easy’ this summer but alas…We kicked our own butt ;)

Here’s a few things on top of Sitizens which we have been playing with…

First, is The Fish Bowl. Justin and me have been DYING to do this for months and we finally jumped into it this week. Basically it’s 24-7 live streaming of our Skype calls. That’s right, we are being completely transparent and opening up exactly how we think and how we communicate for all to see. Nothing hidden, nothing held back. Stop by anytime and come hang out with the Nerds…Or just lurk and clown us behind our backs. We don’t mind either way LOL We just love being transparent and we think The Fish Bowl is something new and exciting in the business.

We also fired up Traffic Exchanges Care again for our 6th campaign to bring awareness to the need for fresh water around the globe. To date, we have raised over $6,000 directly from the traffic exchange industry and that translates into fresh clean drinking water for 300 people for….20 years! That’s right. 300 people on planet earth will have clean drinking water for 20 years because of YOU, the traffic exchange surfer and owner!

Two simple projects but they have really got TimTech back into the swing of things along with Sitizens. We’re amped. We are refreshed and we are ready to crush it like never before. Oh yeah, we are giving away $1000 EVERY WEEK in our Tournament at Sitizens. Not prizes, not banner impressions, not credits, not over-hyped marketing ebooks…Real cash! We hope you enjoy it and good luck in the tournament!

Now back to doing what we do best…Putting passion into the traffic exchanges!

When $1000 In Cash Is Really $1000 In Cash

It’s no secret, TimTech has been very focused on Sitizens and our new project to branch this business out into the rest of the internet. We truly believe we have found a perfect mix between traffic exchange and social game and we want the world to know about it. So we have tried a few things that most ‘internet marketers’ might be shocked at (especially our advertising budget) but we decided to do things different and instead of spending money on ‘typical’ advertising, we created a contest…..

Actually it’s 3 contests and they happen every week. The player who refers the most, gets a cash prize. The player that arrives at sites the most, get a cash prize. And finally the player that explores the most, get a cash prize as well.

Here’s the kicker….Cash prize.

Now I understand marketing and I understand that credits, upgrades and banner impressions have value but here’s a problem we have with it. You can say $1000 in cash and prizes and never have to really invest a penny. You see, as an owner of a traffic exchange you can fabricate banners, text ads and credits. They don’t really cost anything, so it looks really cool to say we’re giving away the farm when in fact, you don’t really have anything invested.

But then along comes a contest where people can win real cash and well…$1000 cash and $1000 cash & prizes look the same…

For the record, I have nothing against giving away upgrades and credits…Heck I think it’s brilliant on a business side of things especially if you are working with a limited budget…I guess I just want some more disclosure. If you are giving away 100 bucks cash and 900 bucks worth of prizes..Say there is $100 cash prize and 900 dollars worth of upgrades…That way the members get full disclosure and people know exactly what they are being rewarded with.

What do you think? Make sense? Or is Jon thinking too much into it….lol